Emerging Tech

18F Launches New Portfolio to Target Defense and Intelligence Agencies

The government’s digital consultancy shop has gained some experience in defense and national security issues and has built a new service line to focus on those agencies.

Emerging Tech

House Passes Bill that Mandates TSA to Study Emerging Transportation Security Threats

The legislation calls for a task force to look into emerging cyber, chemical, drone and other threats. 

Sponsor Content

Technology Fuels Efforts to Quell Wildfires at OCR 2019

How can coordinated efforts fueled by technology can help first responders on the ground tackle a blazing inferno?

IT Modernization

Federal CIO: It’s Time for Those Digital Transformations to Scale Up

In 2020, agencies will likely expand some of their new pilots and projects into enterprisewide solutions.

Policy

Defense Policy Bill Establishes a Defense Civilian Training Corps

The corps will address “critical skills gaps” in the department’s workforce.

IT Modernization

Agencies Turn In ‘Best FITARA Scorecard Ever’

Collectively, the federal government improved its oversight grades in IT modernization.

CIO Briefing

Congress Moves to Block OPM-GSA Merger

A provision in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act would first require an independent study of the challenges facing the Office of Personnel Management.

Sponsor Content

Colleagues as Customers: How Mission-Support Services Can Improve the Customer Experience

How can providers improve both internal CX and working relationships with colleagues?

IT Modernization

Democratic Senators Urge Social Security to Restore Telework

Lawmakers ask the agency to reconsider its decision to end a 6-year-old pilot program, citing concerns about the burden it places on employees and productivity.

Policy

House Passes Bill to Boost STEM Access for Minority Students

The bill calls for increased federal investments and outreach to support the institutions and diversify the STEM domain.

Cybersecurity

Survey: Ransomware Will Continue to Threaten Public Sector Organizations in 2020

About one-third of the state and federal IT officials who responded said they faced a ransomware attack in the last three years. 

IT Modernization

Defense Digital Service Seeks Platform that Could Automate Hiring Process

Officials are looking for technical solutions that boost automation and reduce unconscious bias.

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Ideas

Our Predictions About the Internet Are Probably Wrong

It’s easy to forget how unforeseeable the “unforeseeable” really is

IT Modernization

Microsoft and Pentagon to Kick Off JEDI Cloud Prep 

Microsoft and Defense Department officials will meet for three days to discuss the cloud project despite Amazon lawsuit.

CIO Briefing

Maryland Senator Says President is the 'Wild Card' in Spending Negotiations 

While Democrats and Republicans negotiate on appropriations, it’s unclear how the president will react. 

Emerging Tech

TSA Isn’t Doing Enough To Ensure Screening Tech Continues Working Over Time, Watchdog Says

A report shows the airport security agency is good at building and deploying tech but doesn’t have a process to ensure those tools keep operating at a high level.

Emerging Tech

Amazon Claims Pentagon Got Almost Everything Wrong in JEDI Evaluation

The company alleges the president’s public beef with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos influenced “substantial and pervasive errors” in the Defense Department’s technical evaluation of bids.